redeem (one)self

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redeem (one)self

To make amends for one's past misdeeds or shortcomings by doing something positive. Matt's grades were not great at the beginning of the semester, but he's totally redeemed himself and gotten A's on every test since. My sister was mad at me for not spending time with her, so I redeemed myself by getting us tickets to see her favorite band.
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The Southern African nation is looking to redeem herself from the 43-23 loss to Kenya as they start their return fixtures.
The filly flopped in the Group 3 Palace House at Newmarket but she had been progressive before that and can redeem herself back in a Listed contest.
Reigning Africa Junior Under-14 championship Angela Okutoyi is keen to redeem herself in the ongoing tenth edition of the Kenya International Junior Championships after making it to the quarter finals of the third leg at Nairobi Club yesterday.
Despite her struggles, Torres is determined to redeem herself starting with her bout against Lin.
A 26 -year-old woman, Hajara Shuaibu has prayed a Sharia court sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna to allow her return N90,000 dowry to her husband Aliyu Muhammad, so as to redeem herself from their marriage.
And she didn't redeem herself in the eyes of fellow Republicans.
In related news, Ferguson is keen to return to the royal fold and she will try to redeem herself at the event.
Sun Maiden did not look at her best at Goodwood earlier this month, but can redeem herself in the British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes.
Wambui told Nation Sport that she was happy to qualify for the finals and said she will work hard to redeem herself later today: Competition is stiff here and though I ran my seasons best, I want to be in the medal bracket.
With death on her conscience and in hiding from her peers, Imeris is determined to find a way to redeem herself. What she doesn't expect is to be recruited in a Hunt for the Ages, chasing a terrifying, magical beast that will take all her skills to stop.
Theresa May has been given chance after chance to redeem herself but time and time again she has failed to do so.
KOHINOOR DIAMOND let down her supporters last time but should be given chance to redeem herself in the Betway Stayers' Handicap at Southwell.
KOHINOOR Diamond let down her supporters last time but should be given the chance to redeem herself in the Betway Stayer's Handicap at Southwell.
Because in the unlikely event she makes a success of Brexit she could yet redeem herself and Tory MPs might keep her on.
was to boot, However, the narrator could redeem herself fairly easily next week with just four words- "the lovely Debbie McGee".